S0172. HUSEYIN SERMET, RÉGIS PASQUIER, BRUNO PASQUIER, ROLAND RIDOUX, HARIDAS GREIF & KUN WOO PAIK: Hasards, Trois Rapsodies & Sonata Libre (all FLORENT SCHMITT). (France) Valois 4679, recorded 1992, Lyon. Very Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 3298490046791
“Pianist, composer, and pedagogue, Turkish-born Hüseyin Sermet is an artist at the peak of his powers; his extensive repertoire, refined over the course of a distinguished thirty-year career, reflects his wide ranging musical interests and pianistic versatility.
He has performed and recorded with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Lorin Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Semyon Bychkov, Antal Dorati, Jonathan Nott and David Robertson; and has worked with orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre de Paris, Bamberger Symphoniker, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, Detroit Symphony and Royal Philharmonic orchestras. A devoted mentor of young talent, and highly regarded for his many appearances in Japan, Sermet has been invited by NHK Television as protagonist in a series of fifteen televised masterclasses with young pianists.
His compositions include ‘Réminiscence’, premiered at the Empéri Festival in 1997 and broadcast live by France Musique, ‘Dream and Nightmare’ (2004) commissioned by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and ‘Sculptures’ (2006).
Hüseyin Sermet has made a number of recordings for Naïve, Harmonia Mundi and Erato. Award-winning discs include his first volume of Ravel solo piano works, three discs devoted to Alkan (all winning a Diapason d’Or), a traversal of Schubert’s works for four hands with Maria João Pires, and the Liszt Sonata and late works (both Choc du Monde de la Musique). Educated at the Ankara State Conservatoire, the Paris Conservatoire (where he studied with Thierry de Brunhoff, Olivier Messiaen, and Nadia Boulanger), and in London (studying with Maria Curcio); Sermet has won prizes at the Maurice Ravel, Palma de Mallorca Chopin, Ettore Pozzoli, Francesco Paola Neglia, Queen Elizabeth and Geza Anda piano competitions. Other honours included prizes at the Munich and Paris chamber music competitions, the Lili Boulanger composition competition award for his String Quartet.”
“Régis Pasquier is a French violinist from a family of musicians. His father Pierre Pasquier, a violist and his uncles Jean, a violinist, and Étienne a cellist, had founded a string trio, le Trio Pasquier. His brother Bruno Pasquier is a violist.
Born in Fontainebleau, Régis Pasquier was a student of Zino Francescatti, with whom he latter recorded the Concerto for Two Violins by J.S. Bach. In 1958, he won the First Prizes in violin and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Paris. From 1977 to 1986, he was principal violin of the Orchestre National de France. In 1985, he was appointed professor of violin and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he taught until 2011.”